December 10, 1990 |
A record bank robbery rate in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has bank tellers and managers sitting on pins and needles. "I know every time that door opens I (look up) and see who it is that just walked in the door," said Linda McCown, Coast Savings branch manager in Sun City. There have been more than 140 bank robberies in the two counties, well above the previous record of 90 in 1988. The 20 robberies committed in November was a monthly high, and nine more have occurred this month.
May 1, 1990 |
A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was seriously wounded in a shoot-out with a forgery suspect who was then killed by the lawman and other officers, authorities said. Deputy Thomas Garcia, 39, of Victorville, was shot at least five times by the suspect, who was armed with a 9-millimeter semi-automatic handgun, a Sheriff's Department spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1989
A 31-year-old transient picked "the wrong time and the wrong place" to hold up a bank in Upland when an off-duty detective from neighboring Ontario who was in the bank on personal business stepped forward and took him into custody Friday, Upland police said. "It was very neighborly of him," said Upland Police Lt. Walter Ciszek, speaking of Ontario Detective Darrell Reed, who heard the robbery taking place, pulled his gun and took Ardis Bowles into custody without incident.